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Dynamite Cheese and Antipasto Plates

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Dynamite Cheese and Antipasto Plates
Courtesy of Arina Lanis, partytipz.com

Cheese-Stuffed Strawberries
1/2 bottle of white wine
5-6 strawberries
25 small slices of Fontina cheese
Balsamic vinegar or balsamic reduction sauce

Soak strawberries in wine for 24 hours
Slice and fan strawberries
Slice fontina cheese into thin and small slices which can fit inside the strawberry Place each slice in the strawberry crevices Drizzle balsamic vinegar or reduction sauce on the strawberries Top off with almonds or mint and enjoy

Cheese Kabobs
Skewer Sticks
Mozzarella cheese
Salami
Meat or cheese tortellini
Heirloom Tomatoes

Grease the skewers with oil
Skewer a tomato, followed by mozzarella cheese, salami, tortellini and repeat until you cap off with the last tomato.  Arrange finished skewers on platter and drizzle with balsamic vinegar, salt, pepper,  and serve

Easy Antipasto Plate
Go to the marinated and canned section of your store and find what you love. Arina Lanis note: I love purchasing these items at Trader Joe's because they are all right next to each other. Some of my favorite things are:

1 can of Artichoke Hearts
1 jar of marinated olives (stuffed with almonds, onions, garlic, or whatever you like)
1 jar of marinated red and yellow peppers
1 jar of pre-made tamponade
1 jar of sun dried tomatoes in olive oil additional jars of items you like goat or sheep cheese crackers

Make sure to drain all jars of the water or olive oil.  Cut up the items (such as artichoke hearts and peppers into small pieces, carefully arrange all items on plate, making sure that the colors go well together.  Use chopsticks to move and arrange items neatly on the platter and use paper towels to absorb any extra liquids which may mix on the platter.  Lastly, add your favorite cheese and have a selection of crackers... enjoy!

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